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Calcium Basics

Excellent resource including lists of the best plant-based sources of calcium.  Excerpt from Calcium Basics, Vegetarians in Paradise, By Zel and Reuben Allen

“Q: Will consuming dairy products protect me from developing osteoporosis?

Dr. Fuhrman says, “Hip fractures and osteoporosis are more frequent in populations in which dairy products are commonly consumed and calcium intakes are commonly high. For example, American women drink thirty to thirty-two times as much cow’s milk as the New Guineans, yet suffer forty-seven times as many broken hips. A multicountry analysis of hip-fracture incidence and dairy-product consumption found that milk consumption has a high statistical association with higher rates of hip fractures.”

Dietary Factors That Induce Calcium Loss in the Urine
animal protein
salt
caffeine
refined sugar
alcohol
nicotine
aluminum-containing antactids
drugs such as antibiotics, steroids, thyroid hormone
vitamin A supplements

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